Let not the bubblegummy popness of LeetStreet Boys' "Yuri The Only One" warp your mind with its clever lyrics and visuals. Even though it's a parody on anime and video games, it's probably best to prepare an insulin shot before listening to catchy saccharin lyrics like, "Yuri the only one for me, Yo...

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At long last, someone has found a way to update the "RIck Roll" phenomenon in such a way that we could post about it on Joystiq. Of course, we could have tricked you with a headline like "Check out the best Audiosurf play evar!," but that'd just be cruel. Instead, we'll give you the tools for succe...

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Although you might be feeling a Spore overload as of late, we thought it'd be fun to take a moment and look back at Spore from GDC 2005, three years ago, and see how the game looked then. After the break, footage from the unveiling. We've also embedded The Powers of Ten, a 1977 short film documenta...

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See if you can spot all the video game references in Mauvais Rôle, an animated French short film, hosted by Boing Boing. The premise is simple: a video game villain is tired of his job and seeks other "employment opportunities." The animation is very well done, as is the voicework. Video embed...

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We can do without "whiny" being the default setting for so much indy/emo music, but Arlington-and-Grand Prairie-Texas-based Man Factory serves up enough indy-powerpop-rock to offset any latent emo sadness. Plus the group's latest project is a series of seven songs written from the perspectives of ...

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Exactly one year ago, the BBPS gang tried to use Tecmo Bowl to predict the Super Bowl champs. The game simulation picked the Bears (yeah, that was wrong). This year, Madden 08 picked Tom Brady's New England Patriots as the winning time for Super Bowl XLII, but what does Tecmo Bowl say? ArmChairGM ra...

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Ubisoft's Haze may be afflicted with perpetual delays, but the footage we've seen is still impressive enough to keep us interested. The latest video shows off co-op play, which is promised as LAN, online and split-screen. Though the quality is grainy (so we can't comment on the resolution), the fram...

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There's something eerily familiar about watching this gameplay footage for Lost: Via Domus. Maybe it's Charlie running past your character on the plane, the subsequent crash, the tail that almost crushes Hurley. From the good digitization of Ben to the bad digitization of bearded Mr Friendly, the v...

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In what looks like a mash-up tech demo, Super Mario Bros. gets a helping hand from a player, with the plumber being guided and lifted by simple gestures. The video makes us hopeful for fun camera-based games to finally take hold. Bring on the crazy, creative games. See the video after the break. [Vi...

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Did you hear the one about the two Portal security guns? Smooth Few Films, creator of The Leet World, takes boring office banter to Portal's timecard workers -- the security turrets. Through this video, we witness ordinary events in these drones' day, all tied together with Portal in-jokes. It's l...

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The videomakers of Fatal Farm spoof another Garfield cartoon in the final segment of the Lasagna Cat series. What begins as a faithful retelling of an old -- dare we say, "classic" -- Garfield strip turns into a Final Fantasy riff. Sure, we've seen longer Final Fantasy homages, but this quick clip n...

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We hoped it was a joke, but trailers don't lie, do they? Sure, the best part of that one Star Wars was when Yoda flipped out and killed people. (Actually, it was probably the best part of all three.) But a Yoda-and-Darth cross-over to Soul Calibur IV? We're not sure if we should feel bad for Star Wa...

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The marketing machine is beginning to crank out information advertising advermation about this Summer's Prototype. This heavily produced video pulls off the "casual chat with developers" look well. But underneath that grimy, "don't think of this as advertising, we're just friends here" exterior, the...

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If you saw our coverage -- don't click yet if you didn't -- you know the Guitar Hero-related jokes from the final* Bill Gates CES keynote. But even if you know the premise, these videos are worth watching as a study in tradeshow comedy. Is humor in the timing or the delivery? See the keynote comedy ...

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What's the best approach for telling the community your patch isn't coming out this year? If you're Blizzard, you can try responding to a YouTube rant about an absent WarCraft III patch. And you can do it by trying to rap. We applaud the effort, but the "rhyming" verses make us cringe. Video embedde...

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It's been about 363 days since we last highlighted this video, but it's Christmas and we feel it's best to be festive, and Michel Ancel's Raving Rabbids are terrific way to celebrate the holidays. It's time to get into the egg nog with the most eloquent lagomorphs around. For the holiday lovers out ...

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Okay, so the point of the Funny Or Die-hosted video "Backlash" isn't gaming-centric, per se, but it does center around various Judd Apatow alum and cast members of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story playing the PlayStation 3 version of Rock Band together. Watch Justin Long sing, Jonah and Hill and Paul ...

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Dear Japanese consumers, Here is a television commercial for our upcoming Nintendo Wii title NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. We know the reviews haven't hailed it as the Second Coming of Sega just yet, but we're hopeful Rip Van Winkle will visit each and every one of those critics tonight and send them o...

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